|State of the College Address
|Due to calendar conflicts, the Jan. 31 State of the College address has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Notes from the Dec. 8 Presidential Forum and recent Board of Regents meeting summaries are now posted on the InfoCenter. Below are all the dates for Winter Term forumst:
- Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. (State of the College address in McCaskey Lyceum)
- Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.
- March 15, 4 p.m.
- April 6, 4 p.m.
|Dining hours during Christmas Break
|Please click here to download a list of the hours for the campus dining areas over Christmas Break.
|Incomplete grade information
|As Finals Week begins, please remind students that an incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Student Request for Incomplete Grade Form. The completion of the form should be initiated by the student to confirm that the student and instructor have been in communication regarding the incomplete grade policy. The form is available on My Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grade submitted by the instructor without support of the form will be changed to any “F.” Please refer students to the incomplete grade definition in the 2016-17 academic catalog, which can be accessed online. Incomplete grades should only be issued for students who are passing the course when final grades are due. With permission from the Registrar, instructors can complete the form for a student whose circumstances prevent them from submitting the form. Please note that the form is encouraged, but not required, for internships, field experiences, or Venture Education courses.
|Wartburg rallies for United Way
|Thanks to the generosity of our faculty and staff, we’re within $394 dollars of meeting our goal in support of United Way and realizing the $1,000 challenge gift offered by Mary Taylor, co-chair of this year’s Waverly campaign. Through the online benefit registration, 66 people made gift commitments – including 15 new donors and seven who increased their giving from last year. While benefit registration is closed, you can still make a gift commitment to United Way by completing a payroll deduction pledge form available in the Human Resources Office. Commitments received by Friday, Dec. 16, will count toward our college-wide goal. Thanks for investing in our community!
|Trachtes receive Wartburg Medals
|The contributions of the Rev. Larry '66 and Lois Trachte '66 were recognized at the college’s December Commencement on Sunday when the two were awarded Wartburg Medals. Larry is a Wartburg professor emeritus of religion, while Lois was a teacher in the Tripoli Community Schools and worked in Wartburg's Pathways Center. Larry also delivered the keynote commencement address Sunday. Click here to read more about the Trachtes.
|Student Senate scholarship
|In the spirit of the Wartburg College mission statement, Student Senate annually funds two $500 scholarships for Wartburg students. These scholarships will be given to two students, not required to be involved in Senate, in their second or third year who embody the principles set forth in the mission statement. The scholarship selection committee will seek well‑rounded students who exhibit leadership and service through their involvement on and/or off campus. Applications and reference forms are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, and can be found at this website.
|Recipes from Home
|Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2016-17 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees, or sides and desserts can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped in the Mensa suggestion box by Friday, Jan. 13. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa, and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
|TriByKnight triathlon registration, training
|Registration is now open for the sixth annual TriByKnight triathlon May 6. Cost for the race — a 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run — is $45 per person or $100 for a team. (Teams can compete, and each participant can complete one leg, or someone can complete two legs.) Click here to register before the end of the month, before the price goes up. The W is offering two triathlon training courses, including one focused on the swimming portion only. The 12-week Triathlon Training program begins Feb. 8. Our Triathlon Swim Clinic is Sunday, Feb. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about these programs.
| Interested in singing gospel music?
|All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to sing in a Gospel Choir at the King Celebration 2017, Sunday, Jan. 15, during Sunday Worship in the Wartburg Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Only four practices are involved. Email Krystal Madlock or Ramona Bouzard if interested.
|KNIGHTtime User Group meeting minutes
|KNIGHTtime User Group meeting minutes are available on the InfoCenter.
| Thank you from Holiday Shoppe
|From everyone in the Social Work Club and Social Work Department, we would like to thank those who donated this year through a monetary donation or by giving a gift to make a child's Christmas great. We look forward to next year’s Holiday Shoppe!
|Service learning on campus
|Faculty, thank you for bringing service-learning opportunities to our students. Please consider showcasing the work being done in your classrooms as part of a special service-learning display during MLK Week in January. If you have final projects, posters, PowerPoints, or papers that you and your students are willing to share, please email Kristin Teig Torres or call 352-8709.
|See past announcements
| Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
- New shuttle program for student travel
- Websites to bookmark
- New way to make maintenance requests
- KnightVision streaming schedule
Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 15
8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Study night breakfast
Project for Peace meeting
King Celebration 2017
State of the College address
| Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
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